And the award goes to "Raspal Singh" :). OMG! I can't believe its me. Yes, I received the first prize in People Category for my photograph titled "Solemn". Also I received Machu Picchu Legacy Award 2017 by Photo Tour Trekkers and Digital Photography Program at Lambton College.
As part of the final assignment in the Digital Photography Program at Lambton College, all student (first and second year) are required to submit their photographs in Image Challenge contest held yearly at Lambton College. This year's theme is People, Places, and Commercial. As I am a portrait photographer I submitted 5 photographs in the People category. The awards will be announced on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7 PM. Stay tuned for updates.
Learn more about Image Challenge 2016 here
Pleased to inform all of the beautiful people that Raspal Singh Photography portfolio website is going live with this post. This is the end of my Digital Photography Diploma at Lambton College. Hopefully, I will continue to grow stronger with the support of my family, friends, and the loyal community who has welcomed and embraced me.
During the second term at Digital Photography diploma at Lambton College, we were assigned to create stationery for personal branding in Desktop Publishing course. Professor Dave Chidley taught and helped us to create Logo, business cards and letterheads. Since that class, I have created numerous logo design for my photography.
Here are where I started designing my logo: -
At some point you might need a logo, I created my own (I know how to do it). But if you want affordable logo crafted just for you, check Fiverr where a designing artist will create your fantastic logo just for $ 5.
For letter R logo I have created a board on Pinterest check here for some inspiration if you need some inspiration.
Assignment number 10 in photographic design and style. We suppose to create three different portraits each with different lighting setup and convert them into a triptych with help of photoshop.
We were given two weeks to complete this assignment. At first, it seems like very easy from the demo photographs so, I thought I will do it later. But before one week the assignment was due and I was having trouble to find a model I asked my roommate sunny to be my model.
Sunny was in the similar situation as it was almost the end of the winter term at Lambton College. But at last sunny agreed to help me out with a promise to be completed within an hour. I agreed and booked the studio from 4 PM - 6 PM. Next day sunny informed me that he will come around 4:45 PM, which gave me 45 minutes to set up the three different lighting studio.
The shoot was completed in thirty minutes and we left the studio around 5:45 PM after packing the studio equipment.
Results from backlighting challenge
- What was the reason you decided to become a full-time photographer?
Becoming full-time photographer was more of my dream, when I was continuing my photography and started reading autobiographies, I realise that it's possible to be versatile. What I mean by that is that now it is possible to be more than one-way traffic. I read a lot of biographies of people and there was some person who was an architect, engineer and doctor just one single person. It means our brain is able to do so many things and can achieve success in all of them. So, I wanted more for myself. I wanted to focus on photography exploring all the possibilities there and at the same time been able to diversify into other areas. Because it makes me realise, that human's ability is endless. As long as you are able to sit down and focus on one thing you could achieve and become best in. So, for me to become a full-time photographer is just to explore one of my abilities and excel in that area. Mostly, I do wedding photography, but I am versatile enough to do other things. And that is one of the benefits of studying Digital Photography at Lambton College, I was able to learn different aspects of photography and I was able to showcase what I can create in different scenarios.
- Why you choose Canada for photography education?
I always wanted to come to Canada. I think Canada embodies my personal values as a person. Canada is a very strong nation that is very shy. This beautiful country has so many resources and so much potential and Canada have power under control and that is one of the reasons I choose Canada for studying photography.
- How did Digital Photography Program at Lambton College help you to archive your goals in photography?
One big thing for me was the closeness of the class, the relationship I developed in the Digital Photography program and also the experiences of the professors, which helped me to become who I am today and I am always thankful to them.
Do you think any specific area you should have paid attention to, while you were in college?
Maybe, web design will be that area I should have paid attention, But I got too much busy with other things. Just because I am someone who does not like sitting. I am always looking for new opportunities the affects the people around me. I should have learned web design, but at one point I lose the interest but no excuses.
Who influences/inspire you the most in photography? / Do you have a mentor?
Yes, I do have a mentor, I realise that mentorship is usually depended on in which area you want to grow. Then you could have a mentor in photography or mentor in life. Richard Beland is my mentor in photography and in life, my mentor is someone I look up to and speak to is my paster back in Nigeria. I am very close with him now and I travelled to Chicago from Sarnia three months ago to see him.
Read part one of the interview here